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Big Bus Tours

PO Box 95120, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
00 971 800 244 287
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Ranked #41 of 63 activities in Abu Dhabi
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Big Bus Tours offer unique sightseeing experiences onboard traditional double-decker busses, the king of all sightseeing vehicles. With the day tour... more » Owner description: Big Bus Tours offer unique sightseeing experiences onboard traditional double-decker busses, the king of all sightseeing vehicles. With the day tour in Abu Dhabi, passengers can design their own itinerary and hop-on and hop-off at any stop of their choice. These tours offer recorded commentary in a choice of 8 languages and tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours. The tours include a visit of Saadiyat and Yas islands. « less
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I like the way of big bus in abudhabi, very carefully fully driving and supporting ground staffs, I saw drivers help for older pepole its great experience,,,,,

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Ebbw Vale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This trip is probably the best way to get an all around view of any of the major cities you visit. I have used the service in a number of cities, on different continents and they are all good. The buses in Abu Dhabi are thankfully air-conditioned and are very clean and modern units. The drivers are extremely helpful and... More

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Avoca Beach, Australia
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A lot of the stops were closed during the month of ramadan untill shortly before the bus stops. All the malls are mostly empty and closed untill late afternoon. Dont book a friday as the major attraction the mosque is closed to non Muslims on fridays.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Abu Dhabi bus has much fewer stops, longer pick up intervals and inadequate interchange times between the two lines. The Dubai service is much more impressive. having lived in UAE for ten years, my recommendation is to book the private tours (ie Net Tours or similar) for Abu Dhabi and use the bus service for Dubai

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Brooklyn, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I might recommend the company take the mosque out of the regular route and simply run a tram between it and stop #1 or something. The mosque is a pretty far drive which can get full of traffic and it is no where near any of the other stops. Come to think of it neither is stop #5 for Manarat... More

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BigBusToursUAE, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback which is highly valuable to us. We are glad you enjoyed the Big Bus Abu Dhabi tour, including our informative commentary, available in 8 languages on board. Kindly note that our bus frequency is lower during the summer months when the tourism season is lower. We provide all our passengers with an Information Guide with... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Expensive; DHS 225 pax. The bus stops to all the so called landmarks in the city. Except for the Mosque, nothing interesting. If you are two or more, better get a taxi wherever you want and whenever you want. It will cost you less and will be much more comfortable.

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BigBusToursUAE, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review which is important to us. Please note that the 24h Big Bus Abu Dhabi ticket is priced at AED 220 per Adult and it includes: a full hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour on an opn top double-decker bus for the best views of the city; 2 routes including the City Tour and Island Tour (Yas Island);... More

Preston, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

At equivalent of £30 per person, Big Bus tour of Abu Dhabi is not cheap and is certainly more expensive than Big Bus tours of other cities. However, you can go round more than once in the 24 hours but be aware last bus is quite early - about 5pm. Tour itself takes in all the main sites so a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I decided to make a full day of the bus, the intended highlight being Ferrari World, accessible by the shuttle that displays prominently on the Big Bus map. Upon getting to the transfer point and waiting for an hour, I'm told by the regular route driver that the shuttle isn't running. Disappointed and very irritated with that. As for the... More

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Houston, TX
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have taken many similar big bus tours in several countries and this was not one of the best unfortunately. I booked via the company website for a dated ticket and it cost $51 for 24 hours, despite also downloading the latest map the website said nothing about the infrequent timings(buses one per hour) nor mention of yas island suspension... More

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Melbourne
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

After a great experience in Dubai with the same company we bought tickets for a transfer for Dubai to Abu Dhabi, the two routes there and a return transfer. You are limited to a period from approx. 10am to 4pm in Abu Dhabi as you have to be back waiting for the transfer by 16:45. We were assured by four... More

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BigBusToursUAE, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback which is very important to us. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the Abu Dhabi tour, including the Island Tour. Buses are indeed less frequent during the summer months, and we make sure to update all our guests verbally before taking the tour, as well as on the Information Guide with details... More

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